Brazilian star, Neymar Jr has been ruled out for two weeks after being diagnosed with parotisis (mumps) and will now miss the Spanish and European Super Cup.
A club statement released on Sunday read: “The first team medical staff at FC Barcelona has announced on Sunday
that Neymar will be out for two weeks after being diagnosed with parotitis (mumps), despite the fact that he had previously been vaccinated against the disease.
“Therefore, the Brazilian striker will miss the European Super Cup final on Tuesday in Tbilisi, Georgia against Sevilla and also the Spanish Super Cup final which sees
Luis Enrique’s team take on Athletic Club over two legs on 14 and 17 August.”
Neymar’s absence could see Manchester United target Pedro starting for Luis Enrique’s side, who are looking to follow on from last season’s Treble success.
The Barca squad trained for the final time in Spain before departing for Tuesday’s match in Georgia, with Luis Enrique
taking his full 25-man squad with the exception of Neymar.